Amusement and Solace in Santa Monica
Santa Monica is built for walking with its store-packed pedestrian Promenade, groomed dirt paths along the coastal cliffs and well-kept boardwalk and beaches. The ride-filled Santa Monica Pier with its iconic Ferris wheel is a lively and colorful contrast to the more pristine but still bustling shopping and dining destinations. Restaurants inspired by global cuisine are abundant, bars are jovial and recognizable name brand stores like Urban Outfitters, Converse and Quiksilver line the streets. Mixed in with the mainstream are more high-end boutique brands like Lululemon, Allsaints and Madewell as well as uniquely LA shops like Kitson and Fred Segal. After hours on your feet, the movie theater is the perfect place to seek respite.
By Susan Mason, AFAR Local Expert
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Pacific Coast Hwy, Santa Monica, CA 90401, United States